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In this life, there is promise
In this life, there is truth,
In this life, there is happiness
And the hopeful dreams of youth.
In this life, there is someone
Who loves me for all time.
But none of that matters,
Because in this life – in my life,
I know you can never be mine.
This is a story about love, found in a faraway place by two very unlikely people. It is also a story about friendship and loyalty and fighting for what you have despite the illogical mystery of fate. It is a story of faith and acceptance, and learning that even the best-laid plans are powerless against the alignment of the universe.
From the beaches of Thailand to the streets of New York, three friends, Anna, Dante, and Jude will learn the hard way that once providence steps in, there is nothing in the world that can change what is truly meant to be.
An absolutely stunning story from Christine Brae. I have read all of her books and IN THIS LIFE hands down is her best work. The story is raw and down to an organic level that the characters are forced to study what drives their love for someone and whether or not it is enough to propel them forward to have a future with them.
In her fourth novel, you can read through the pages and see how much Brae’s writing has evolved and matured. She left nothing of herself hidden between the lines. I couldn’t imagine how she was able to bare it all in this story after I felt stripped and wounded when I finally came to the final page. And I was just a reader. In This Life roots itself deep into your soul, your heart and your mind. Love is never logical or easy. I was given such an emotional hangover yet with more clarity and understanding as a woman who wants love,but needs to love.
IN THIS LIFE isn’t one of those books with tattooed, rock star hotties but with it is filled with emotional twists, characters who are multifaceted and layered with so many versions of love and emotion. Jude Grayson is an unassuming yet strong book boyfriend. I fell head over heels for him within the first paragraph of being introduced to him. He’s kind, in his strength came his weakness.
Overall, all the characters had the best of intentions, no ill will which made them all likeable and brought you deep into the story. They all fit extremely well within the entire scope of the story.
Christine Brae brought us a poignant, introspective story of love and the many layers of love. I highly recommend this story.
D 5/5 beautiful stars.
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